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bedpanartist Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:03 PM
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Are your tomatoes ready to be picked? A garden picture thread
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 05:06 PM by bedpanartist
sorry, I can't help it. My garden is wonderful this year, and I want to share:

Pole beans climbing the string:



fresh mint for tea


we got lots a' basil


and fennel, and cilantro


anyone want some spare oregeno?


my sunflowers are grand this year


this makes you fart


my eldest checks out the broccoli and tomatoes
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:09 PM
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1. I'm going to run out to the Italian Market for some bread and fresh mozzarella.
You grab some tomatoes and some of that basil. Caprese sandwiched for everyone! :9
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:22 PM
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2. Wonderful garden!
I like the herbs :)

:hi:
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bedpanartist Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:18 PM
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3. I eat handfuls right off of the stalk
like an ancient dinosaur or something, but it's wonderful. I love big mouthfuls of fennel and cilantro, of which I have tons.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:29 PM
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5. Are herbs for cooking high maintenance to grow?
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 06:37 PM by Inchworm
I do NOT have a green thumb. I just had a potted flower die.

Someone suggested I do an herb garden; since, I have some experience with herbs.

:shrug:

Edit: cause a Polish Hillbilly am I
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bedpanartist Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:14 AM
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11. not at all
I always throw a handful of seeds into a big bucket of dirt to get them started, and then transfer them to regular ground when they are big enough. I think herbs are pretty easy to grow.
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:23 PM
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4. My tomatoes are not ready yet. I have the same herbs
the cilantro is going to seed right now as well as the basil and the mint. I love your garden choices. :hi:
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bedpanartist Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:59 PM
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9. replant your cilantro seeds
and you can get two crops.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:39 PM
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6. Took this picture right now for this thread...


Homegrown tomatoes ripening in the sun
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:47 PM
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7. Got my last tomato today.
Six plants in containers gave me about a bushel full. They were wonderful.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:49 PM
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8. Beautiful! I've got loads of green tomatoes, but no ripe ones, yet!
No pics, either! I'll have to take some this week!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:13 PM
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10. Yep, been picking tomatoes for the past two weeks,
we've picked at least 100lbs plus so far....
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:39 AM
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12. niiice broccoli!
I'm still a garden noob, but maybe someday I too can grow the broccoli!
I'm about to have way more tomatoes than I can use but not many are ripe yet.

I'm proud of the spinach and radishes I grew from seeds this time :7
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bedpanartist Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:41 PM
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13. pick them green
and let them ripen inside. Make sure you don't cut them from the vine though. Leave the little co-joining vine intact and let them ripen off the vine. You'll have a longer shelf life on them being fresh that way.

I have so many I have to can them, freeze them as tomato sauce, etc...
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:01 PM
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14. will do.
There's a LOT I can go ahead and bring in then, ty
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 02:36 PM
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15. They were actually ready at
the beginning of June (Early Girls). As a matter of fact, most of the first harvest is played out already (grapes, tomatoes, potatoes, collard greens, yellow squash and zucchini). However, being as how we are in the great San Joaquin Valley, I'm getting ready to plant my SECOND summer crop (tomatoes, squash, okra, onions, cantaloupe and honeydew). Luckily, we're able to harvest something pretty much all year around.

I just canned Asian beans and fresh blackberries and am getting ready to can the last of my aunt's tomatoes.

Bon appetite, y'all.

LTH
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